Elections in Madhya Pradesh.Image Credit source: PTI
Voting will start on 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh from 7 am on Friday. In view of the voting, two lakh police forces including 700 companies of CRPF have been deployed at 64626 polling booths in the state. Voting will be held from 7 am to 6 pm, while in Naxal affected Baihar Assembly, Lanji Assembly, Parswara Assembly, 47 centers of Bichhiya Assembly, 8 centers of Mandla Assembly, 40 centers of Dindori, voting will be held till 3 pm only. Special security arrangements have been made in Naxal affected areas.
In this election, both the main parties, ruling BJP and former ruling Congress, have fielded their candidates on all the seats. Mayawati BSP is contesting elections on 230 seats. Due to lack of consensus on seats, Samajwadi Party is contesting elections separately on 80 seats, Aam Aadmi Party on 69, JDU on 5, CPI on 9 and CPM on 4 seats. Overall, more than 5 crore 60 lakh voters in the state will decide the fate of 2,533 candidates.
The reputation of these giants is at stake
Prominent candidates from the BJP include Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Burhni), party’s all-India general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya along with three Union ministers – Narendra Singh Tomar (Morena), Prahlad Patel (Narsinghpur) and one-time MP Faggan Singh Kulaste. Congress’ ‘Chief Minister face’ Kamal Nath has been made the candidate from his assembly seat Chhindwara.
Leader of the opposition and seven-time MLA Govind Singh (Lahar), former chief minister Digvijay Singh’s son Jaivardhan (Raghogarh) and late former chief minister Arjun Singh’s son Ajay (Churhat) are also in the list of candidates.
Important information about Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections-
Total number of assembly seats-230
Number of general seats- 148
Number of seats for Scheduled Castes – 35
Number of seats for Scheduled Tribes – 47
Know information related to voters
Total Voters- 5,60,58,521
Male voters- 2,87,82,261
Women voters- 2,71,99,586
Service voters- 75,382.
Number of voters aged 18-19 years – 22,34,861
Number of 80+ voters- 6,37,382
Number of 100+ voters- 4901
EVM: 73622 BUs (EVM), 64626 CUs (EVM). 64626 VVPAT
How many candidates and polling booths are there in the elections?
Candidates- Total 2533
Number of polling stations- 64626
Number of critical polling stations – 17032
Number of vulnerable polling stations – 131
Female staff at 5160 centers
Disabled staff at 183 centers
2536 Model Polling Station
57 green booth
Strict security arrangements during voting
Company of 700 CAPFs
2 lakh police force
6463 Sector Magistrate
Webcasting and CCTV monitoring at 42000 polling stations.
23510 GPS devices in vehicles
There will be no publicity nor any kind of material will be posted within 100 meters.
847 Flying Squad Team
997 Static Surveillance Team
1 air ambulance
State, District Level Control Room
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